Coronation Street actor has passed away aged 78

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Corrie's Peter Armitage has died aged 78

Coronation Street star Peter Armitage, who played Bill Webster, has passed away aged 78.

The sad news was confirmed by his former co-star Charlie Lawson, who plays Jim McDonald, on Twitter. He wrote: "@itvcorrie @simongregson123 It’s with great sadness, that I’ve to tell you my great old friend Pete Armitage has died. RIP mate."

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Lots of Coronation Street actors rushed to share their condolences, with Simon Gregson (who plays Steve McDonald) tweeting: "I loved Pete what a lovely man very sad RIP lovely man."

Samia Longchambon - aka Maria Connor - wrote: "So sorry to hear this Charlie. Pete was such a lovely man.. he’ll be sadly missed 🙏❤️"

Jane Danson, who is known as Leanne Battersby in the cobbles, said: "So sorry to hear this , lovely man . Thoughts to family and friends x"

Georgia Taylor - aka Toyah Battersby - added: "Aw sad news, Charlie. He was a lovely man xxx"

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His cause of death has not been revealed yet but in 2014 the actor revealed he beat bowel cancer.

Peter first appeared on Coronation Street back in 1984 for six months but returned in 1995 until 1997. He then made a comeback to the Cobbles from 2006 to 2011.

Our thoughts are with Peter's family at this sad time.

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Coronation Street star Peter Armitage, who played Bill Webster, has passed away aged 78.The sad news was confirmed by his former co-star Charlie Lawson, who plays Jim McDonald, on Twitter. He wrote: "@itvcorrie @simongregson123 It's with great sadness, that I've to tell you my great old friend Pete Armitage has died. RIP mate."His cause of death has not been revealed yet but in 2014 the actor revealed he beat bowel cancer.Peter first appeared on Coronation Street back in 1984 for six months but returned in 1995 until 1997. He then made a comeback to the Cobbles from 2006 to 2011.

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